Handmade Mosaic handbags and accessories! Established in Abu Dhabi!

The Story of Ziva Naseer and How We Got Here


Welcome to Ziva Naseer! Our brand is a luxury mosaic handbag brand inspired by Abu Dhabi fashion. Our founder, Dominique Waters, wanted to move away from teaching and follow her passions. She moved to Abu Dhabi as a teacher and was able to find a fashion community and mentor.

Shaking up the fashion industry isn't easy, but we are ready to take on the challenge. We create handbags with timeless design, color palettes, and high-quality craftsmanship that you can carry for many years to come. In this blog post, we will outline the story of Ziva Naseer and how we got here! Questions? Contact us today.


Leaving Teaching Behind

Dominique Waters started Ziva Naseer in Abu Dhabi. After teaching for several years, she decided to move away from education and finally pursue her lifelong dream of creating high-end fashion items. She began modeling and building relationships with new and experienced creatives all over the world.  Soon she found a team of craftsmen who could help start her on the process of creating a fashion brand.

Dominique Waters, Owner

The Importance of Mentorship

Dominique was determined to make Ziva Naseer a success and knew finding a mentor would be intricate. She worked tirelessly to create products that met the highest standards of craftsmanship, quality, and design. Her fashion mentor and creative community helped her reimagine traditional mosaic techniques and modern methods for creating unique handbags.  On her own, Dominique began to refurbish vintage mosaic handbags and Ziva Naseer was born.

 Ziva Naseer handbags

Fashion Show Experience

With her mentor’s guidance and expertise, Dominique was able to create an impressive line of handbags. She then took part in a fashion show in Abu Dhabi that showcased Ziva Naseer’s designs and earned her the attention of many peers in the fashion industry.  With the reaction of the crowd and the models she knew then that her dream was within reach.

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Moving Back to the United States With Newfound Knowledge

In October of 2021, Dominique moved Ziva Naseer to the United States and was now ready to share her vision for luxurious, wearable art with the world. Ziva Naseer handbags are now available online for all to purchase, and we look forward to continuing to make statements and turn heads with our products.

We hope that Ziva Naseer’s story of determination, perseverance, and passion for creating beautiful handbags has inspired you. Whether you decide to shop or simply appreciate the artistry of Ziva Naseer's craftsmanship, we are proud to have you as part of our Ziva Naseer family.

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